Teens

Parenting teens is one of the most challenging family issues for women in midlife. Here you’ll find stories and advice that relate to the real problems we experience now.

'My Mother Saw Parenthood as an Affliction'

When she was eight years old, Leah McLaren’s mother left family life for a glamorous job in the city. In this extract from her memoir, Leah reflects on her mother's ambivalent feelings towards parenthood now that she herself is a mother.

How Parents Can Support Their Child Through an Eating Disorder

Throughout her late teen years, Megan Ravenhall found herself in the grip of an eating disorder. Though she feels she has still not fully recovered, Megan reflects on how her parents' support led her to ultimately choose life.

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Love Island, porn and Generation XXX

ITV's Love Island glorifies a culture of sex without feelings. But there is a very dark side to all this and it's time we addressed it writes Eleanor Mills.

'I was the victim of financial abuse'

Louise was getting her life together after her divorce. Then her new partner needed a loan....

Four generations of Oxford women

The women in Eleanor Mills's have been going to Oxford for 4 generations. It's important, but not for the obvious reasons, she reveals.

Porn for kids is not the answer. Better sex ed is

Teen girls think it is normal to be choked or throttled during a snog

The pornification of teenlife

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Teens and porn: School used to be about the three Rs – now it’s XXX

Teens are watching porn more than ever, changing their behaviour and identities in ways we need to address now.

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The reality of coping with anorexia

One mother reveals what the unvarnished truth of parenting a child with anorexia

How to talk to children about consent

Get advice from parenting expert Alicia Drummond on how to talk to children and teens about consent

My mad life: Caring for an autistic teenager

Midlife for Sarah Shackleton revolves around the needs of her autistic son

What mums can't do (according to their daughters)

You've heard of U and non-U. As the mother of a teen, you should know about Mum and Non-Mum